San Francisco : Miller Freeman Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the Book trade in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard Pub.
"From the classic 1930s sound through today's Retro-Swing movement, this guide covers every era of Swing. It profiles over 500 band leaders, players, vocalists, sidemen, and composers. You get anecdotal biographies and classic photos, as well as reviews and ratings of recordings that make (or don't make) the cut, essays on Swing's evolution and the current scene offer an historical perspective. Plus - you'll discover Swing in the movies, hard-to-find-recordings, books, and more."--BOOK JACKET
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-491), discographies, and index